Support for Ukraine
The situation in Ukraine continues to dominate the news and the human crisis that is unfolding has left many of us feeling at a loss as to how to offer practical interventions and support.
In particular, the heart- breaking images of vulnerable children, women and the elderly fleeing Ukraine to seek refuge in neighbouring countries Has prompted a desire to help fellow humans in these difficult circumstances.
The government has developed a sponsorship programme to enable individuals who might be able to accommodate and support refugees. You can find more information at https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written a letter to the clergy and people of the Church of England, calling on them to pray for peace in Ukraine. Access the letter here.
There are two safe and secure ways where your gift can support those most in need:
The first is the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal which is supported by several charities including Christian Aid. Your gift will help provide food, bedding and temporary accommodation for people who have fled the conflict in Ukraine.
The second is the USPG-Diocese in Europe Emergency Appeal which is supporting Christian charities carrying out humanitarian work both in Ukraine and responding to the arrival of refugees in neighbouring countries.
If you, or someone you know, can speak Ukrainian, Russian, Hungarian, Polish, German, Czech, Romanian or Moldovan then these language skills could be very useful in translation work. Translators without Borders are supporting many refugees to help with understanding of forms and procedures.